The Old York Road to Freedom at Saint Paul’s Elkins Park Church
Read the Citizens’ Call article for more on this multi-day event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and Cheltenham’s role in the movement. Highlights include the Exhibition Opening Events at 12 noon on Saturday, followed by a day of family activities and capped by a Grand Concert Celebration at 7 p.m. Sunday brings a Special Community Service at 10 a.m. with family events following.
Visit the event site for a detailed list of events.
St. Paul’s Elkins Park is located at 7809 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
Broadway/Opera Cabaret at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
Enjoy an evening with family and friends at this annual event. Tenor Dominic Armstrong of Opera Philadelphia and Metropolitan Opera soprano Ashley Emerson will be joined by Opera Canada soprano Luciia Cesaroni and a baritone t.b.a. to perform Broadway show tunes and opera arias, duets, and quartets. Tickets are $55. Students through age 23 are free. Contact Ellen Bildersee at 215-947-5131 for more information.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Isreal is located at 8339 Old York Road in Elkins Park.
In the Area
Friday Night Jazz at the Woodmere Art Museum: Legends of the Clef Club
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The beginnings of Philadelphia’s Clef Club coincided with the golden age of Philly jazz. Saxophonist Robert “Bootsie” Barnes will salute alumni Joey DeFrancesco, Christian McBride, and Jaleel Shaw, as well as Shirley Scott, Grover Washington, Jr., Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, and other past members of Local 274 of the American Federation of Musicians in his performance Friday evening.
Visit the Woodmere site for more information.
The Woodmere Art Museum is located at 9201 Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Saturday, December 5
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This annual events allows visitors to tour a dozen homes on the nation’s oldest residential street. Enjoy carolers, refreshments, storytelling, an upside down tree, and a visit from Ben Franklin.
Visit the Elfreth’s Alley Association site for ticket information.
Elfreth’s Alley meets 2nd Street between Race and Arch Streets in Philadelphia.